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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith

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Silversides are reflected in a diver's mask as he watches a huge swirl of the tiny fish.
By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Saturday, June 17, 2017
30 votes

Up close and personal with a great hammerhead
By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Saturday, July 1, 2017
30 votes


By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Wednesday, May 3, 2017
29 votes


By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Monday, March 20, 2017
28 votes


By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Sunday, February 14, 2016
26 votes


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posted Thursday, August 3, 2017
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posted Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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posted Tuesday, August 9, 2016
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posted Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Sunday, September 17, 2017
25 votes
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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith

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"Where's The Wreck?"- A diver hovers in sunbeams over empty sand where the Kittiwake shipwreck used to be. I took this photograph in October last year just after the ship was moved by Hurricane Nate. Photographed with a Magic Filter on the lens.
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"Sunset Squid" - A squid checks out the camera as sunset light ripples on the surface just above.
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"Christmas Fishes To You" - A sharpnose goby rests next to Christmas Tree worms. Meanwhile, blue tangs are cast in silhouette as they enter stage right.
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Miniature Melo - I wanted to show this 1/2" miniature melo in its environment. I floated below it in order to include both the seaweed its sitting on, and the seawall (in soft focus) in the background. Photographing macro in surge was...fun wink
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"Enchanted Shipwreck" - Double exposure from inside the Nicholson shipwreck looking out. I photographed this in camera with sequential exposures. I love how the image draws the eye through and into the back of the scene.
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"Triplefin In Soft Pink" - What A Difference Strobe Use Makes! #1 of 2: Both photographs are shot with the exact same settings, but by just a change in strobe set up, the background is lit a soft pink.
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"Triplefin In Contrast" - What A Difference Strobe Use Makes! #2 of 2: Both photographs are shot with the exact same settings, but by just a change in strobe set-up, the background is black and the image has more contrast.
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"Apex" - A female Caribbean reef shark cruises the reef.
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Romeo or Juliet" - A black hamlet looks at the camera as the pair performs an intricate spawning dance at dusk. Photographed with a slow shutter speed to show some of their motion.
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"Eagle Ray Ballet" - Two eagle rays glide just off the North Wall. They soared in to check me out, and then turned and continued on their way.
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"Night Crawler" - A nudibranch (Dondice occidentalis) crawls on the outside of a barrel sponge at night.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2018
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Vertical Defense" - A pair of mating green sea turtles try to fend off a rival male by ascending in the water column. The second male was persistent in his pursuit and had numerous bites on his fins and head as a result.
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date posted posted: Thursday, July 26, 2018
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Sexy Snooting #1 of 2 - I've been experimenting with using a snoot in ways other than a spotlight. Here a sexy shrimp dances on his coral stage.
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Sexy Snooting #2 of 2 - I've been experimenting with using a snoot in ways other than a spotlight. Here, the transluscence of a spotted cleaner shrimp on coral is shown with my snoot.
3 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Sunset Sunset" - Surfaced to this stunning sunset at Sunset House! Hefting my macro kit with diopters half out of the water to get this shot was...interesting. I can almost feel my arms again. wink
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"Do You Like My Headdress?" - A tiny pipehorse portrait, photographed with SMC and a shallow depth of field to soften the background.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Under Over" - Two separate photographs that are meant to be viewed together. I plan to print them on canvas and display them like this.
9 Votes
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"Two To Tango" - Mating Squid! From what I've read, this is apparently a somewhat rare event to witness.
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17 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Delicate Seahorse" - A white seahorse free-swims between gorgonians. Photographed on the steep Bloody Bay Wall on Little Cayman.
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"Seltzer Reef" - Divers' bubbles stream past colorful sponges and coral hanging off Babylon dive site. The dive boat can be seen above the sponges.
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Pipehorse Portrait - My first pipehorse! This little guy is less than an inch long, and is very hard to spot with an untrained eye. The background is white from my strobes reflecting off the sand.
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Stingray Sandbar is a special place to photograph on Grand Cayman! I have lots of photographs to go through from shooting there the other day, here’s one to start.
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"Navy Night" - Carrie Dutchak surfaces following a dusk dive. The lights of Grand Cayman glow behind her.
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date posted posted: Friday, June 8, 2018
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Chiaroscuro" - I photographed this arrow crab using one strobe to give strong shadows and light. The title is a reference to the Italian word for this kind of lighting, found in Renaissance paintings.
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Magnificent lighting and spot on focus.
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date posted posted: Sunday, June 3, 2018
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Sweep And Swirl"
Sponges and gorgonians swirl. I photographed this image using a slow shutter speed while simultaneously swimming forward, zooming the lens and spinning the camera. No Photoshop.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2018
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Sweeping Shadows" - A brightly-colored flagfin glass blenny rests on coral. Shot with one strobe on an angle to provide texture. (No snoot.)
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date posted posted: Thursday, May 24, 2018
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"On Patrol" - A Caribbean reef shark sweeps in for a closer view as it patrols a coral reef on the East End of the island.
4 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, May 20, 2018
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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